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walleyematt

vex or aqua view

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well i have a fl8 and looking to up grade but should i get a new vex or should i just use the one i have and get a aqua view to go with it thanks you

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I'd look at upgrading to a better flasher, camera's are more of a toy than a tool, they have there purpose, but can be more of a hassle and lead to catching less fish than if you weren't using one at all.

As far as upgrading, look to that other company that makes flashers that are LX's instead of FL's....

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I agree cameras for fun and a Vexi is like a necessity

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Upgrade without a doubt. I would go fishing without my camera but not my MarCum.

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I would upgrade to a marcum LX-5. I got one 2 years ago and man is it sweet.

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I agree with the LX5 and I have used almost all the different ones or tried them. Ford Chevy deal here.

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If you are looking to stay with a Vexilar get a FL-18 or FL-20. The upgrade is worth it much more than the camera.

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As always, it looks like the Marcum Vexilar debate is starting. Any of the flashers you will be happy with. Find one you like and can afford and press forward. I use the marcum, but if i would have bought the vex first i might think that one is the best. Hummingbird has a new one coming out this year also. Lowrance has a flasher graph combo that many think is the best one. Last winter i did an unofficial study on this sight and found that most switch from Vex to Marcum after a few years of use. I like the color definition in the Marcum better (my personal choice). Good luck on finding one you like. I think, as stated earlier, the camera is more of a toy and the flasher is a necessity.

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I have an FL18 and the aqua view. Cameras are a nice and helpful tool, if water clarity is good. I have a buddy that has the marcum and it works great, but when we fish out of the same house there is a ton of interference. On the other hand when I fish with another vex, there is still some interference, but with the IR it's usually very minimal.

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I have never experienced any difficulty on my LX-3 with interfernce, even with 3 other flashers in the house, just keep hitting IR until everyone is happy, it might take a little bit, but you can get it to work.

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yes go for the flasher scince i got the fl20 last year i havent used the camera at all

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